Exhibition Ends—Close Up: Piermatteo D’Amelia's Annunciation

Sunday, February 26, 5:00 PM

February 1 - February 26, 2017 | Hostetter Gallery

This exhibition inaugurates a new series entitled Close Up. Every year, the museum will feature a single work of art in Gardner’s collection and show it to you in a new light. This February we invite you to explore the impact of the Italian Renaissance on contemporary art. Hostetter Gallery sets the stage for a dialogue between a study for Emergence, a video installation by Bill Viola on special loan from the Yale University Art Gallery, and The Annunciation by Piermatteo D’Amelia. Lectures and a short book accompany the gallery presentation, offering behind-the-scenes stories from Gardner’s acquisition of the altarpiece and the search for this painter’s identity, as
well as the first-ever English-language account of his life.

Exhibition support is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This exhibition also is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as by the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Image: Piermatteo D’Amelia, The Annunciation (detail), about 1487, Tempera on panel.